Have you heard of the March of Dimes? It is an awesome charity that was started by our former President, FDR, as a way to raise funds to help create a polio vaccine and it eventually branched out to help all sick babies and their families.
The March of Dime's mission is simple and incredibly important: We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Prematurity is such a close-hitting factor in my own family. My twin sister and I were born 9 weeks early weighing in at a total of just over 5 lbs...my first born nephew was earlier than thought and spent a week in the nicu/special care nursery...two of my cousins have had sweet little boys that were born much too soon and spent weeks and weeks in the NICU.
Prematurity can affect anyone and everyone. It has no boundaries and it doesn't always end with a happy,healthy baby(ies). There are numerous factors that cause premature births and so much more time,energy and research is needed to help put an end to it,once and for all.
That is why I walk in the March for Babies every year and why I love donating to the March of Dimes;because they care and they use their monetary donations well and whole-heartily.
The March of Dimes' 75th Anniversary is approaching as is their annual fundraiser,March for Babies. I have had the honor of walking in this event for four years already (2009, 2010,2011,2012) and I am stunned that this will be my fifth year giving my support. Back in 2009 I created my own March for Babies team because it is such a worthwhile and critical cause, so Team VIC (very important cause) was made and my parents, twin sister and older sister have helped raise over $3,000 in the past four years alone.
But just like every year, I can use your help and support! Please,if you can, make a small donation to my team. It only takes a few minutes and it really is an incredible organization to support.
Plus as a fun incentive,if I raise just $75 this week (April 1-7) online then I get a super cool March of Dimes cup! I would love to show off my MOD support and pride with that :)
If you are able and willing at this time,please make any size donation by clicking on my left sidebar badge;it would mean more than you will ever know to have your support. If you can't make a donation at this time,could you please keep my team and the other teams walking along with all the babies and families that are in the NICU in your thoughts/prayers? That is just as important and priceless as a donation!!!!
Thanks for listening :)
Hopefully, one day all babies will be born healthy.